Experience+ Training for mature age workers
Experience+ Training is a $7.68 million program that helps employers provide quality training for their mature age workers, increasing the capacity of mature age workers to provide effective mentoring, supervisory and other practical support to apprentices and trainees in the workplace.
Experience+ Training allows eligible employers to apply for $4,950 (includes GST) to pay for, or contribute to, the cost of approved training for a mature age worker. Funding for Experience+ Training is provided to the employer in two instalments:
► a ‘start up’ payment of $3,500 (includes $318.18 GST),
► a ‘completion’ payment of $1,450 (includes $131.80 GST).
Experience+ Training is available to:
► employers operating in Australia who employ a mature age worker for at least 15 hours per week AND who employ at least one apprentice or trainee who works at the same location/site as the mature age worker; OR
► small business owners operating in Australia who are themselves mature age workers (working in their own business for at least 15 hours per week) AND who employ at least one apprentice or trainee who works at the same location/site as the small business owner.
A mature age worker is a person aged 50 years or over at the time of application, who is not an apprentice or trainee.
An employee is classed as an apprentice or trainee if they are:
► employed under a Training Contract that has been registered with, and validated by, the State Training Authority, AND
► involved in paid work and structured training which commonly comprises both on and off the job training, AND
► undertaking a negotiated training program responsive to client choice that involves obtaining a nationally recognised qualification.
A small business is a business that employs fewer than 20 employees at a time.
More information is available from the government website.